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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Feb 4, 2008 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Influence' vs 'Popular' (DEAD)

Ive even tried to turn a couple people on to that album so its not like I hate it. In fact, it was the first album of theres I borrowed from my older brother back when I was first listening to them so I must have liked it enough to venture forward.

I don't know what kind of influence it has with the younger generation, speaking for myself I know a decent amount of people that like floyd but they all think that album is a terrible.... while it is pretty much general consensus that wish you were here was a great album.

So you could thank Syd for that, since he was the influence for that album and all.

Has anyone heard the story of when they were recording that album and he walked in while they were doing a session and they didn't even recognize him at first. I'm pretty sure I read that Syd was less than impressed by what they were playing, so I guess he shared your sentiment.

This post was modified by L.A. Women on 2008-02-05 03:01:11

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 4, 2008 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Influence' vs 'Popular' (DEAD)

Yeah, have heard that--pretty sad. And yes, you are defn right that folks that like PF almost always don't have much good to say about the first two albums. I was coming more from the impact I saw at the time in northern CA; that first album really shook folks up--everyone talked about it, were devasted at the show in SF in which Syd wigged out, etc., etc.

Cool to kick it around, whatever our respective take on it; thanks.

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Feb 4, 2008 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Influence' vs 'Popular' (DEAD)

Right on. I actually gained a little more admiration for Syd today, I didn't know that it was he that played slide guitar on "remember a day". I really like that song and his slide work is what really makes it it poignant.